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Ross Pratt

Ross (Drury) Pratt. Pianist, teacher, b Winnipeg 20 Apr 1916; honorary ARAM ca 1950, honorary FRAM 1959. He studied as a child with Esther Dyson and in his teens with Leonard Heaton, winning the Aikins Memorial Trophy at the 1931 Manitoba Music Competition Festival (Winnipeg Music Competition).

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Art Snider

Art (Arthur) Snider (b Sniderman). Pianist, arranger, record producer, b Ottawa 24 Aug 1926, d Toronto 26 May 1987. He studied arranging with Benny Louis and harmony with Philip Podoliak. In his teens he played piano in Toronto dance bands and in 1946 he began coaching pop performers.

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Jack Barkin

Jack (Jacob) Barkin. Tenor, b Uman, Ukraine, 23 Apr 1914, naturalized Canadian ca 1930, d Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 15 Jan 1996. He studied voice with his father, Abraham, and subsequently at the Toronto Conservatory of Music, the Eastman School of Music, and in Philadelphia.

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Georges Savaria

Georges Savaria. Pianist, ondist, teacher, administrator, composer, b Montreal 27 Mar 1916. He took piano and organ lessons from his father, Joseph-Élie, and private theory lessons from Claude Champagne. In 1937 he received the Prix d'Europe for piano.

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Reginald Stewart

Reginald (Drysdale) Stewart. Conductor, pianist, teacher, administrator, b Edinburgh 20 Apr 1900, d Santa Barbara, Cal, 8 Jul 1984; honorary D MUS (Western Ont) 1949. He studied with H.T.

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Carlisle Wilson

(John) Carlisle Wilson. Violinist, teacher, adjudicator, b Winnipeg 21 May 1944; AMM 1953, BFA (Wisconsin) 1958, B ED (Manitoba) 1973.

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Elaine Mossop Sargous

Elaine (b Mossop) Sargous. Violinist, teacher. Sargous was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada in the 1960s, and from 1969 to 1982 of the Chamber Players of Toronto.

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Matthew McCauley

Matthew McCauley. Keyboard player, composer, arranger, producer, b Ottawa 1 Apr 1954, McCauley has written scores for CBC-TV and the feature film Between Friends (1973) and, through the independent production company, McCauley Music, produced LPs by Dan Hill, Ronney Abramson, and others.

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Daniel Barnes

Daniel Barnes. Drummer, composer, arranger, b Toronto 24 May 1965. Barnes began playing the drums at age five, and at age 16 was performing professionally. He studied with Claude Ranger and Jim Blackley, and studied piano in Toronto with Bob Fenton and theory with Paul Read.

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Judi Richards

Judi Richards. Pop singer, b Toronto 12 Aug 1949, by Bill Richards' first wife, the actress Billy Mae Dinsmore. She has done lead and choral work in Montreal for jingles and has sung backup in concert and/or on record for Quebec pop artists.

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Pierre Bernier

Pierre Bernier. Cellist, teacher, b Quebec City 19 Aug 1933. He studied 1948-54 at the CMQ with Walter Joachim, Lucien Plamondon, and Paul Létourneau. He served 1956-66 as a cellist with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra and the CBC Quebec Chamber Orchestra.

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Sum 41

Sum 41. Rock band, formed in 1996 in Ajax, Ont by Deryck Whibley (vocals, guitar), Dave Baksh (guitar), Jason "Cone" McCaslin (bass) and Steve Jocz (drums).

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Black Hawk

Black Hawk (Black Sparrow Hawk, Makataimeshekiakiak), Sauk War Chief (b at Saukenuk, near Rock Island, Ill, 1767; d near Des Moines, Iowa, 3 Oct 1838).

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S. Drummond Wolff

S. (Stanley) Drummond Wolff. Organist, choirmaster, teacher, composer, b London, England, 4 Feb 1916, d San Diego, California, 9 Apr 2004; B MUS, ARCM (London) 1937, FRCO (London) 1944, D MUS (Toronto) 1948.

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Edna Little

Edna Little (m Knock). Choir conductor, teacher, b Fredericton 29 Feb 1928, B MUS (Brandon) 1976, M MUS (Toronto) 1983. She studied education and voice at McGill University, and piano at the CMQ.

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Helen Litz

Helen Litz (b Wilms). Conductor, arranger, composer, adjudicator, b Winnipeg 7 Jun 1932; diploma (Manitoba Teachers' College) 1962.

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Micah Barnes

Micah Barnes. Singer, songwriter, pianist, actor, b Vienna 30 May 1960. Barnes studied voice with José Hernandez and Bill Vincent, and led his own groups from the piano in Toronto cabarets and nightclubs during the 1980s while appearing in theatre, film, TV, and radio productions.